What are digital products, and how do I unlock them?
posted this on June 4, 2014, 12:17
A Bible Gateway Digital Product is content you can purchase at the Bible Gateway Store, and then unlock and read online at Bible Gateway. When you purchase and redeem a Digital Redemption Product at the Bible Gateway Store, the product appears in the Related Resources section of the Bible Gateway passage page, where you can view it anytime you're logged in. This allows you to build your own library of Bible study and reference books at the new Bible Gateway.
Follow these steps to purchase a digital product on Bible Gateway:
2. Create or log into your Bible Gateway account. When you purchase an unlockable digital product, it's stored in your account, so you must be logged in to access it. Here's how to create an account if you haven't already done so.
3. Look up a Bible verse or passage and click the Study This button. It looks like this:
This drawer shows all available reference materials. Titles that are available to be purchased and unlocked are noted with the icon. Here's what the open resource drawer looks like:
4. Select the title you want to unlock. Clicking on an unlockable title provides some additional information about it. Click on its title or cover image to be taken to the Bible Gateway Store.
5. Add the item to your shopping cart in the Bible Gateway Store and purchase it. Please note that the Bible Gateway Store, which is powered by Christianbook.com, requires you to use or create a Store account for the purpose of processing your purchase. Your Store account and your Bible Gateway account are separate, although your digital product will be unlocked in your Bible Gateway account. This and other common questions are explained in our digital product FAQs.
6. Unlock your digital product by following the instructions in your email. After the purchase, you'll be emailed simple instructions for unlocking the title in your Bible Gateway account.
7. Enjoy! Your digital product is now available in the Study This drawer—right alongside your Bible reading—anytime you're logged into your Bible Gateway account. You can access your purchased digital titles in the same way that you access the free reference titles—look for your purchased titles in the Study This drawer. Titles you own or have access to are listed there along with the number of entries from those products that relate to the Bible passage you're reading:
Just like the other reference works in the Study This, your purchased products will display information that's relevant to the Scripture passage you're reading. For example, if you're reading the book of Proverbs, you'll be presentated with information related to Proverbs and, when applicable, to the specific chapters and verses you're reading (click to enlarge image):
We're launching this feature with a handful of select titles, with more on the way. You can see a complete list of available digital products here. These titles—and additional ones we'll make available for purchase in the future—were chosen to be Bible Gateway digital products because we think they add a lot to the Bible reading experience and work seamlessly with the new Bible Gateway site.
We're very excited to finally make this feature available to Bible Gateway users—we hope you'll use it to build up a Bible study library that's customized to your interests and reading style. It's a good way to expand your study tools beyond the free options already available on Bible Gateway; and like any purchase at our store, it's a great way to support the ongoing work of Bible Gateway. So take a look at our digital products and see if any of them catch your interest.